Hey my name is Dez and I'm new to the board. My home is from '52 and the current drywall texture is stippling that has cut me way too many times. Three months ago I had the foundation problems solved so its finally time to start the drywall. To hide old repairs and blend the new repairs I shaved all the acoustical popcorn and have decided to shave all the mud icicles down on the wall and skim over everything. My guy is wanting to doing a trowel finish on both the walls and ceiling 90% smooth and 10% trowel marks giving it an old world look. And break up the walls and ceiling with color. What I am curious about is there another finish we could do given the scenario. Links to what your proposed idea looks like would be helpful. Also I should add that I will be trying to appeal to the general public as the home will hopefully be on the market in February of next year. Thanks for reading!